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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kade Forrester (Center), 11th Contracting Squadron Infrastructure Flight section chief at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., stands for a photo with JBAB and his CONS leadership team during a recognition ceremony on Oct. 21, 2021. Forrester became one of the first two enlisted Airmen to ever be selected to attend Naval Postgraduate School. Forrester will attend the 18-month Acquisitions and Contract Management program in Monterey, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)
11th CONS Airman makes Air Force history with Naval Postgraduate School selection
By Staff Sgt. Kayla White | Oct. 26, 2021
Master Sgt. Kade Forrester became one of the first two enlisted Airmen to ever be selected to attend Naval Postgraduate School. Forrester will attend the 18-month Acquisitions and Contract Management program in Monterey,...

U.S. Air Force Maj. Ruben Arredondo, 11th Contracting Squadron commander, was nominated in the senior officer category for the 2021 Lance P. Sijan United States Air Force Leadership Award by the 11th Wing, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. The wing nominated four of its Airmen for the award, with each competing at the Air Force District of Washington direct-reporting unit and major command level. Each year, one senior officer, one junior officer, one senior enlisted and one junior enlisted member earns the award for exceptional leadership traits in mission accomplishment or overcoming unique problems and emergencies, ability to inspire others and demonstrate eagerness to assist in goal accomplishment, and involvement in their local community. (Courtesy photo)
Four JBAB Airmen nominated for 2021 Sijan Leadership Awards
By Benjamin Matwey, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Public Affairs | Oct. 1, 2021
The 11th Wing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., nominated four of its Airmen for the 2021 Lance P. Sijan United States Air Force Leadership Award, sending each to compete at the Air Force District of...

A “road work ahead” sign on the sidewalk ahead of Theisen Street near the Bolling Club at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Sept 13, 2021. The makeover of the road and parking lot outside of the Bolling Club is only part of the $2 million base-wide paving project. In the last year and half, infrastructure improvement and maintenance has been a priority for the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Brandon DeBlanc)
Civil engineers lead base-wide infrastructure improvements
By 2nd Lt. Brandon DeBlanc | Sept. 30, 2021
The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron and partners work tirelessly to increase base readiness for those who work, live, and play on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. The installation is undergoing multiple infrastructure projects...

U.S. Air Force Col. Cat Logan, incoming commander of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the 11th Wing, makes her remarks during a change of command ceremony at JBAB, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2021. Logan took command from Col. Mike Zuhlsdorf, making her the first female commander of JBAB and the 11th Wing and the second commander of the wing at JBAB since the Air Force wing took authority of the installation during the Department of Defense’s first-ever joint base service lead transfer in 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, 11th Wing welcome new commander; first all-female command team set to lead
By 1st Lt. Kali L. Gradishar | Sept. 28, 2021
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the 11th Wing welcomed a new commander in a change of command ceremony Sept. 28 at the ceremonial lawn on base. Col. Mike Zuhlsdorf relinquished command of the joint base and host wing to Col...

Thirty-six teams made up of U.S. House of Representative staffers competed in an all-day softball tournment Sept. 18, 2021 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., in the battle for the 2021 U.S. House Softball League title. The competition is the culmination of the season of play involving 75 teams across the nation. The U.S. House and Senate softball leagues collaborate with Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling as a prime location in the National Capital Region to host this annual morale engagement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Matwey)
Thirty-six teams compete for 2021 US House Softball title
By Benjamin Matwey, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Public Affairs | Sept. 25, 2021
Thirty-six teams made of U.S. House of Representative staffers competed in an all-day softball tournament Sept. 18, 2021 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., in the battle for the 2021 U.S. House Softball League...

The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths
By Air Force Surgeon General Congressional and Public Affairs | Sept. 23, 2021
The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media...

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Honorary Commanders receive a tour brief from Senior Airman Jared Stout, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Pentagon tour guide, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 2021. The mission of the Honorary Commander’s program is to educate community leaders about military life and local missions and foster a mutually beneficial relationship with the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook)
JBAB hosts Honorary Commander Tour
By Tech Sgt Corey Hook | Sept. 21, 2021
JBAB hosts Honorary Commander Tour at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Sept. 14, 2021. The mission of the Honorary Commander’s program is to educate community leaders about military life and local missions and foster a mutually...

The Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling softball team is introduced to the crowd at Nationals Park before competing in The Battle of the Bases Championship Softball Game in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18, 2021. Teams from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall earned their shot at the title after eliminating 20 teams from National Capital Region military installations. The Washington Nationals sponsored and hosted the tournament at JBAB and the championship game and Nationals Park. National Capital Region military installations look to identify and develop outreach opportunities that strengthen military and local community relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook)
JBAB competes in Battle of the Bases Championship
By Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook | Sept. 20, 2021
Teams from JBAB and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall compete for the Battle of the Bases title at National Park in Washington, D.C. National Capital Region military installations look to identify and develop outreach

Senior Airman Phillip Reyes, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team ceremonial guardsman, performs for Honor Flight Chicago veterans at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., Sept. 16, 2021. The Honor Flight Network offers American military veterans free transportation to the nation's memorials in Washington, D.C. The group was made up of veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian Nestor)
United States Air Force Honor Guard performs Honor Flight Chicago veterans at Air Force Memorial
By Brian Nestor | Sept. 20, 2021
Senior Airman Phillip Reyes, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team ceremonial guardsman, performs for Honor Flight Chicago veterans at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., Sept. 16, 2021. The Honor Flight Network offers...

U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Zuhlsdorf, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and 11th Wing commander, celebrates the Air Forces 74th birthday with a cake cutting event at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2021. Col. Zuhlsdorf was joined at the cake cutting event by Chief Master Sgt. Christy Peterson, the oldest Airmen at JBAB Lt. Col. Richard Beyea, senior chaplain and the youngest Airmen A1C London Vaulx, ceremonial guardsmen at JBAB.
Air Force 74th Birthday Celebration Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
By Brian Nestor | Sept. 17, 2021
U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Zuhlsdorf, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and 11th Wing commander, celebrates the Air Forces 74th birthday with a cake cutting event at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2021...

From left, U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Zuhlsdorf, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and 11th Wing commander; Lt. Col. Nathan Zahn, United States Air Force Honor Guard commander; and Maj. Justin Boyd, United States Air Force Honor Guard director of operations, render a salute as the national anthem is sung during a United States Space Force transfer ceremony held on the ceremonial lawn at JBAB, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 2021. Zahn and Boyd moved onto the next chapter of their careers in the United States Space Force after more than 20 years of service between them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)
Two Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling leaders commission into U.S. Space Force
By Staff Sgt Kevin Tanenbaum | Sept. 15, 2021
Two members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard transferred into the U.S. Space Force during a ceremony Aug. 10 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling...

Battalion Fire Chief for the Naval District Washington Jeffrey Roberts salutes during the playing of Taps during a 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sept. 10, 2021 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C. Mission partners from across the National Capitol Region gathered at JB Anacostia-Bolling to honor those who died 20 years ago during the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)
JBAB honors fallen on 20th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks
By Staff Sgt. Kayla White | Sept. 10, 2021
Mission partners from across the National Capitol Region gathered at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling on Sept. 10, 2021 to honor those who died 20 years ago during the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on...

Istomin Lampe, left, 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance shop building manager, stands ready as fellow shop member Paul Tanck, center, loads a sandbag into a truck at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 2021. Members across Team JBAB protected low-lying base facilities prior to flooding anticipated from the aftermath of Hurricane Ida which made landfall along the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Matwey)
Team JBAB protects base against Hurricane Ida flooding
By Benjamin Matwey, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Public Affairs | Sept. 10, 2021
Members across Team JBAB protected low-lying facilities at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Sept. 1, 2021, prior to flooding anticipated from the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which made landfall along the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, 2021...

U.S. Air Force Maj. Justin Boyd, United States Air Force Honor Guard director of operations, participates as a ceremonial marcher in an 59th Presidential Inauguration rehearsal for President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 2021. Boyd was nominated for the 2021 Tuskegee Airman, Inc. General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Military Award for field grade officers at the 11th Wing, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Nominees exhibited outstanding performance in both professional and community service. Three Airmen nominated in three categories from the 11th Wing at JBAB will now compete at the Air Force District of Washington direct-reporting unit and major command level. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jacob Holmes)
JBAB Airmen nominated for 2021 Tuskegee Airmen award
By Benjamin Matwey | Sept. 9, 2021
Three Airmen from the 11th Wing, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. were nominated for the 2021 Tuskegee Airman, Inc. annual military awards. The Airmen will now compete at the Air Force District of Washington...

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling moves to HPCON BRAVO+
By | Sept. 8, 2021
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling moved to HPCON BRAVO+ on Sept. 8, 2021...


U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Marlese Yelardy, 11th Contracting Squadron contracting officer, poses for a portrait in the 11th CONS office on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C. July 22, 2021. Yelardy is one of only a handful of enlisted contracting Airmen to earn an Unlimited Warrant, which grants her the highest level of purchasing authority on behalf of the U.S. government. (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)
JBAB contracting officer earns competitive unlimited warrant
By Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum | Sept. 1, 2021
The unlimited warrant, or the ability to create and sign contracts of any dollar amount with taxpayer money on behalf of the government, signifies the pinnacle for enlisted and officer contracting Airmen. Master Sgt. Marlese...

The United States Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note jazz performs in front of a live audience during the Music at the Monuments concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Aug. 18, 2021. The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. The outdoor concert is part of the Music at the Monument series, offering new interpretations of patriotic classics and pop standards from eclectic musicians. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright)
The United States Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note performs at the Lincoln Memorial
By Staff Sgt Stuart Bright | Aug. 30, 2021
The United States Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note jazz performs in front of a live audience during the Music at the Monuments concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Aug. 18, 2021. The Airmen of Note is the...

Parents, children and teachers from LEARN DC attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the LEARN D.C. charter school at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Aug. 26, 2021. U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Zuhlsdorf, JBAB and 11th Wing commander, and Greg White, LEARN Charter School Network president and CEO, spoke on the importance the school will have on the JBAB and local civilian community. Fifty percent of student seats are reserved for children from the D.C. civilian community, and the other 50 percent are reserved for children of active-duty service members at JBAB. The first day of classes for the LEARN D.C. charter school is scheduled Aug. 30.
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, LEARN D.C. celebrate on-base charter school opening
By Brian Nestor, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Public Affairs | Aug. 27, 2021
JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, Washington D.C. – Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and LEARN D.C. hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 26 at the school site to celebrate the opening of the first charter school on the installation...

Airmen of Note to make first performance at Lincoln Memorial
By Anastazia Clouting | Aug. 19, 2021
The. U.S. Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note will conduct a rare performance for the public against the backdrop of the Lincoln Memorial at 8 p.m. on Aug. 21...

Dr. Jill Gaitens, LEARN D.C. executive director, poses for a portrait on May 11, 2021, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Gaitens is one of a team of individuals and organizations helping to bring the first charter school system to JBAB starting this August for children in pre-kindergarten through first grade. The school will eventually serve children through eighth grade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)
Charter school construction continues on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
By Staff Sgt. Kayla White | Aug. 9, 2021
Construction is on track for an August 30 opening day of LEARN D.C., Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling’s first charter school...

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling returns to HPCON Bravo
By Staff Reports | Aug. 3, 2021
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) is returning to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo effective August 3, 2021 at 6 a.m...

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adria Winlock, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, poses for a portrait at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., July 15, 2021. Winlock shared her thoughts on Pride Month and what the observance personally means to her both in June and year-round. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian Nestor)
Pride: Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling sees strength in commitment to diversity, inclusion
By Brian Nestor | Aug. 2, 2021
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. continued its commitment to diversity and inclusion when it joined the nation in supporting the LGBTQ community during the entire month of June. Yet, it’s important to remember...

Members of the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron stand in morning formation before their monthly Prime BEEF training, or Base Engineer Emergency Force training, at Hangar 1 on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, June 17, 2021. Prime BEEF training for June consisted of defensive fighting position training with the 11th Security Forces Squadron and a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear class. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)
Civil Engineer Squadron performs first Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Prime BEEF training
By Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum | July 30, 2021
The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron performed their first monthly Prime BEEF training to prepare its Airmen for deployed situations on June 17 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling...

Maj. Steven Rein, Chaplain 11th Wing Operation Group, salutes the gravesite of a fallen Veteran at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, June 11, 2021. The Arlington National Cemetery Chaplain Corps, under the 11th Wing Operation Group at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, serves at Arlington National Cemetery. The Chaplains provide religious rites and services for Air Force members and their families (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian Nestor)
Arlington’s Air Force chaplains honor, persevere through COVID-19 challenges
By Brian Nestor | July 19, 2021
Arlington’s Air Force chaplains honor and persevere through COVID-19 challenges...

Temporary Lane Closures on Suitland Parkway, South Capitol Street SE, and Westbound Howard Road SE Weeknights & Weekend July 10 through July 19, 2021
By Courtesy | July 12, 2021
Temporary Lane Closures on Suitland Parkway, South Capitol Street SE, and Westbound Howard Road SEweeknights and weekends July 10 through July 19, 2021...

In concert with Office of the Secretary of Defense guidance and full evaluation of our local data, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling will move from HPCON “BRAVO” to “ALPHA” effective 0500 hrs, 9 Jul 2021.  This move has been synchronized with all National Capitol Region installations, bases, and reservations. (Courtesy graphic)
JBAB moves to Health Protection Condition Alpha; vaccine administration, safety measures continue
By Col. Mike Zuhlsdorf | July 9, 2021
In concert with Office of the Secretary of Defense guidance and full evaluation of local data, the HPCON level for Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling moves from “BRAVO” to “ALPHA” effective 0500 hrs, 9 Jul 2021...

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mike Brest, a trumpet player assigned to The United States Air Force Band’s Ceremonial Brass, plays during a live broadcast on the TODAY Show in New York City July 2, 2021. The official ceremonial ensemble comprises 41 active-duty Airmen who provide musical support for funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, arrivals for foreign heads of state at the White House and Pentagon, patriotic programs, changes of command, retirements, and awards ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)
The United States Air Force Band performs live on TODAY Show
By Staff Sgt. Kayla White | July 6, 2021
The United States Air Force Band’s Ceremonial Brass performed live on the TODAY Show in New York City July 2, 2021...

Airmen of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard perform a pass in review during the Air Force Honor Guard change of command ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, June 29, 2021.  During the ceremony, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Woodruff relinquished command to Lt. Col. Nathan Zahn, the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard inbound commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook)
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Change of Command Ceremony
By Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook | July 1, 2021
Airmen of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and the U.S. Air Force Band participate in the Air Force Honor Guard change of command ceremony June 29, 2021, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC. During the ceremony, U.S. Air Force...

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is testing a mobile app designed to centralize and streamline the subletting of short-term slots at military child development centers this summer. The app, called Kinderspot, earned first place at the 2020 AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo. To design a tool that would benefit military families, AFIMSC partnered with Oddball and worked closely with the Air Force Services Center to shape the app and processes to align with other child and youth program priorities and efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Holly E. Ardern)
Air Force tests child care subletting app
By Shannon Carabajal | June 25, 2021
The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is testing a mobile app designed to centralize and streamline the subletting of short-term slots at military child development centers this summer...

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is an approximately 1,000-acre military installation in southeast Washington D.C. The base is home to a range of military and civilian agency missions, as well as approximately 1,000 families living on the installation and approximately 17,000 military and civilian personnel in the National Capital Region.
11th Wing celebrates one year at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
By 1st Lt Kali L. Gradishar | June 11, 2021
The 11th Wing – The Chief’s Own celebrates one year after being activated on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling June 12. The activation was one of a series of events to prepare the installation for a transfer from U.S. Navy to U.S...

Senior leaders from the Air Force, Navy and LEARN Charter School Network break ground for the new LEARN Charter School at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., April 29, 2021. After more than a year of collaboration between the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, other Defense Department agencies and local leaders, JBAB will be home to a new community charter school this fall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook)
AFIMSC collaboration leads to JBAB charter school
By Joe Bela | June 5, 2021
After more than a year of collaboration between the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, other Defense Department agencies and local leaders, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., will soon be home to...

(Left) U.S. Air Force Col. James Clark, 11th Mission Support Group commander, delivers the ceremonial guidon to Lt. Col. Steven Schuldt, 11th Wing Civil Engineer Squadron inbound commander, during the 11th CES change of command ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, June 3, 2021. By accepting the guidon, Schuldt has ceremonially accepted command of the 11th CES. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook)
11th Civil Engineer Squadron Change of Command
By Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook | June 3, 2021
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan LeBlanc relinquishes command of the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron as Lt. Col. Steven Schuldt assumes command at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC. LeBlanc previously led at the Public Works...

Contractors install a new gas for Hangar 2 on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., April 7, 2021. The construction will decentralize the heat plan for the base and aims to eliminate the risk of cascading failure of multiple heating units, reduce costs and increase response-ability throughout JBAB’s main buildings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)
11th CES project to improve heating, cooling infrastructure
By Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum | June 2, 2021
The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron has partnered with Washington Gas since 2020 to work towards decentralizing and rebuilding the heating infrastructure to improve the overall quality of life on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling,...

U.S. Air Force Col. Erica Rabe, 11th Wing and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling vice commander, gives the Honorary Commander's Oath to the inaugural class of honorary commanders at the Bolling Club on JBAB, Washington D.C., May 14, 2021. The mission of the Honorary Commander's program is to educate key community leaders about unit missions and foster a supportive relationship with the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)
JBAB Inducts inaugural group of honorary commanders
By Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum | June 2, 2021
Sixteen units from across Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling inducted their first group of honorary commanders at a ceremony in the Bolling Club, on May 14, 2021...

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass sits and awaits a performance by the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, May 25, 2021. Chief Bass received tours, team demonstrations and performances by the U.S. Air Force Band, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and Air Force Arlington National Cemetery Chaplaincy highlighting the capabilities, power and precision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook)
CMSAF Bass visits JBAB
By Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook | May 25, 2021
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass visits the 11th Wing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC, May 25, 2021. Chief Bass received tours, team demonstrations and performances by the U.S. Air Force Band, U.S. Air...

After a change in Department of Defense policy, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service opened its doors to DoD and Coast Guard civilian employees at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, on May 1, 2021. The DoD announced the policy change April 29.  Access to ShopMyExchange.com will start later this year. 
Opening exchange access to DoD and Coast Guard civilian employees working on installations will improve dividends to Quality-of-Life programs, leverage the military exchanges’ buying power and strengthen the Exchange benefit for Soldiers, Airmen and Guardians—past, present and future. (Courtesy graphic)
DoD, Coast Guard civilians can now shop in store at JBAB Exchange
By AAFES Public Affairs | May 11, 2021
After a change in Department of Defense policy, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service opened its doors to DoD and Coast Guard civilian employees at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, on May 1, 2021. The DoD announced the policy...

Members of the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) Requirements and Optimizations (R&O) team stand outside the 11th Wing headquarters building at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., April 6, 2021. The 11th CES R&O team is made up of 16 members to include Airmen, Air Force civilians and one U.S. Navy officer. The team has been charged with migrating real property asset data from the Navy system Maximo to the Air Force system NexGen following the lead service transfer of 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook)
Infrastructure a key focus in improving readiness
By Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook | May 7, 2021
The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron Requirements and Optimizations section is checking off a long list in verifying and tracking all of the real property assets on the installation...

Members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard perform for the first time at National Harbor in Washington D.C. on March 25, 2021. 300 ceremonial guardsmen make up the official ceremonial unit of the United States Air Force,  serving a five-state area of responsibility and performing more than 3,000 missions per year. Missions involve honoring the President of the United States, Foreign Heads of State and senior Department of Defense and Air Force leaders; performing ceremonial guardsman duties for ceremonies for Presidential and Joint Service events; wreath-laying ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown and the Air Force Memorial; and carrying out military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Darren Workman)
United States Air Force Honor Guard to perform at National Mall
By Staff Sgt. Kayla White | April 15, 2021
The United States Air Force Honor Guard is scheduled to perform a live 16-person drill team demonstration at noon on April 19, 2021, in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall, Washington D.C...

The 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron celebrated renovations to its ground transportation and vehicle management facilities at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C. Updates to these key operation centers are part of the historic first awarded contract managed by the 11th Contracting Squadron and will enable JBAB to support important missions throughout the National Capital Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian Nestor)
Joint Base Anacostia- Bolling celebrates milestone renovations as part of first awarded contract since lead service transfer
By Brian Nestor | April 7, 2021
The Joint Base Anacostia- Bolling (JBAB) Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) celebrated a major milestone by the completion of the very first awarded contract at JBAB on March 12th...

U.S. Air Force Col. Erica Rabe, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and 11th Wing vice commander,  salutes as the United States Air Force Honor Guard Pallbearers fold a flag as part of modified military funeral honors with funeral escort for U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Bruce Burns in Section 82 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, March 22, 2021.
Burns served in the Air Force from 1962 to 1982. His spouse, Janet Burns, received the flag from his service. The funeral was an historic occasion for the United States Honor Guard, with the largest female presence on a pallbearers team in Air Force history. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser)
Heritage evolved: United States Air Force Honor Guard breaks barriers with first women-led funeral honors
By Tech. Sgt. Katie Edelman | April 5, 2021
At the Millennium Project section of the cemetery, a ceremonial burial is underway. A caisson approaches, and behind that, for the first time in United States Air Force history, a pallbearer team of four women and two men...

11th CES to install gas lines, improve JBAB heating, cooling
By (Courtesy article) | March 23, 2021
Brookley Avenue will be reduced to single lane traffic in the vicinity of Building 1 starting on March 29th as construction to install new gas lines on JBAB begins...

U.S. Air Force Col. Erica “Deuce” Rabe, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and 11th Wing vice commander, receives her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kiera Howard, 316th Medical Squadron family health technician, at JBAB, Washington D.C., Feb. 5, 2021. The Department of Defense is conducting a coordinated vaccine distribution strategy that will strengthen the ability to protect people, maintain readiness, support the national COVID-19 response, and trust in safe and effective vaccines and a vaccination plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright)
11th Wing Leadership vaccinated for COVID-19
By Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright | Feb. 19, 2021
U.S. Air Force Col. Erica “Deuce” Rabe, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and 11th Wing vice commander, receives her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kiera Howard, 316th Medical Squadron family...

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kirk Schlafer, MD, FACS, 316th Medical Group attending surgeon, administers the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kiani Montecillo, 316th Operation Medical Readiness Squadron medical technician and noncommissioned officer in charge of Presidential Support Program, on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Feb. 8, 2021. Montecillo and her team test over 100 members on Joint Base Andrews daily. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Logan Carlson)
AFDW, medical leaders champion vaccine rollout program
By Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle | Feb. 16, 2021
The Air Force District of Washington vaccination program is successfully underway at Joint Base Andrews and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. AFDW is prepared to rapidly expand distribution capabilities as vaccine supply...

Lt. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien,deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass stand in front of a group of female Airmen demonstrating the Air Force’s new hair policy for women in front of the Air Force Memorial Jan. 24. (US. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Grant Langford)
Behind the Braids: Reservists play key role in first women’s hair policy change in 70 years
By Bo Joyner | Feb. 10, 2021
Reserve Citizen Airmen have been instrumental in helping bring about the first major change in the Air Force’s women’s hair policy since the late 1940s.As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will...

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is an approximately 1,000-acre military installation in southeast Washington D.C. The base is home to a range of military and civilian agency missions, as well as approximately 1,000 families living on the installation and approximately 17,000 military and civilian personnel in the National Capital Region.
Air Force signs lease for LEARN Charter School on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
By | Jan. 27, 2021
The U.S. Air Force signed a leasing agreement Jan. 26 allowing the LEARN D.C. Charter School to operate on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling beginning with the 2021-2022 school year...

U.S. Air Force Col. Don Schofield leads the U.S. Air Force band ceremonial brass into position prior to the start of the departure ceremony for former President Donald J. Trump at Joint Base Andrews, Md.,Jan. 20, 2021.
11th Wing honors traditions, supports 59th Presidential Inauguration
By | Jan. 26, 2021
JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, Washington D.C. – It was a break in, but also a keeping of, tradition as The United States Air Force Band and Honor Guard prepared for an unprecedented 59th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20...

Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Charter School
By (Courtesy article) | Jan. 22, 2021
JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, Washington — Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (United States Air Force (USAF)) announces the availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact...

Beginning in February 2021, female Airmen will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish)
Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women
By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs | Jan. 21, 2021
As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a...

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelvin Thomas, 316th Medical Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of immunizations, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to U.S. Air Force Lt. General Dorothy A. Hogg, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Surgeon General, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., Jan. 6, 2021. As initial quantities of the vaccine are limited, medical, fire department and security forces professionals are the first at JBAB to be offered the vaccine in line with the Department of Defense phased prioritization plan. When available, the DOD will ensure the vaccine is available for all beneficiaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook)
Air Force Surgeon General visits Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, receives COVID-19 vaccine
By Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook | Jan. 6, 2021
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelvin Thomas, 316th Medical Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of immunizations, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to U.S. Air Force Lt. General Dorothy A. Hogg, U.S. Air Force...

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Marie Brancato (far left), 316th Medical Squadron commander, and Senior Airman Aiden Herring (far right), 316th MDS immunization technician, receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., Dec. 30, 2020. As initial quantities of the vaccine are limited, medical, fire department and security forces professionals are the first at JBAB to be offered the vaccine in line with the Department of Defense phased prioritization plan. When available, the DOD will ensure the vaccine is available for all beneficiaries. The DOD remains committed to protecting our Service members, civilian employees, and families around the globe; safeguarding our national security capabilities; and supporting the whole-of-nation response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright)
JBAB begins limited, phased COVID-19 distribution
By 1st Lt. Kali L. Gradishar | Dec. 30, 2020
The 316th Medical Squadron at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling administered the first locally available COVID-19 vaccines to JBAB first responders Dec. 30.As initial quantities of the vaccine are limited, medical, fire department...

The holiday services schedule for the 11th Wing Chapel.
JBAB Chapel serves community during holidays, year-round
By Master Sgt. Mandi Harper | Dec. 23, 2020
The Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Chapel is bustling as the holidays approach, hosting events to bring cheer in the upcoming season and sharing with the JBAB community their overall mission.“We want people to know more about...

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Charles Brown Jr., Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass and various Air Force band members stand with Colonel Don Schofield after he received the National Endowment of the Arts Award during a ceremony in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Dec 2, 2020. (US Air Force Photo by Andy Morataya)
National Medal of the Arts
By Capt. Christina Muncey | Dec. 14, 2020
At a special ceremony at the Pentagon Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Colonel Don Schofield, Commander and Conductor of the United States Air Force Band, accepted the National Medal of Arts on behalf of all Air Force band...

Melania Trump interacts with a child attending the Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots event at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., Dec. 8, 2020. The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute them to less fortunate children at the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright)
First Lady visits JBAB for 2020 Toys for Tots
By Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright | Dec. 8, 2020
Since 1947, the U.S. Marine Corps has been collecting and donating toys during the holiday season, providing a tangible sign of hope to children at Christmas.First lady Melania Trump joined U.S. Marines stationed on Joint...

Col. Mike “Goose” Zuhlsdorf, 11th Wing commander, welcomes Santa during the annual tree lighting ceremony on Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington D.C., Dec. 3, 2020. The ceremony was recorded live and is available to be viewed on the JBAB official Facebook page. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)
JBAB Goes Virtual for Annual Tree Lighting
By Master Sgt. Mandi Harper | Dec. 4, 2020
As with everything in 2020, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling’s Tree Lighting Ceremony was a little different this year. Even amidst the challenges of current COVID-19 restrictions, the 11th Wing was still able to share its...

2020 Supplemental Environmental Assessment
By (Courtesy article) | Nov. 16, 2020
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (United States Air Force (USAF)) announces the availability of a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) to develop and operate a Charter School in partnership with Lawndale Educational and...

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jaimon Graves Cater, Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office executive assistant, poses for a portrait at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., Oct. 13, 2020. Graves Cater lost his mother at the age of 12 years-old when she passed away, but was adopted by his current family when he was 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright)
Graves Cater: finding a family
By | Nov. 4, 2020
Long past his bedtime, a young boy lost in his own world plays on his computer. He didn’t have much and lived in a low-income neighborhood in Kansas City, but was happy with what he did have. There is a knock on the door. His...

The “Tough Tigers” patch is the unit patch for the 11th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., September 27, 2020. The 11th SFS is now the official security lead of JBAB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright)
11SFS fosters renewed sense of community on JBAB
By Master Sgt. Christine Jones | Oct. 26, 2020
Entering into a new fiscal year, there are plenty of changes on the horizon for JBAB, some of which have already taken effect.On Oct. 1, the Air Force officially became the lead service of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, taking...

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyler Duncan, U.S. Air Force Band trumpet player, walks along the river front looking for garbage at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., October 13, 2020. On the second or third Tuesday every month, volunteers from around JBAB meet to help clean up the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright)
Keeping JBAB Clean
By Staff Sgt Stuart Bright | Oct. 21, 2020
It’s a cool, crisp morning at the park, as an Airman starts her day strolling the base. Her shoes aren’t ideal for her walk and last night’s rain has her feet soaked. It doesn’t bother her and will not stop her. With gloves...

U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Zuhlsdorf, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) and 11th Wing commander, stands in front of members of the 11th Wing during the lead-service transfer ceremony at JBAB, Washington, D.C., Oct. 1, 2020. The ceremony signified the transfer of the installation from the U.S. Navy to the U.S. Air Force.
Air Force takes responsibility of JBAB
By Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright | Oct. 1, 2020
After more than 17 months of planning, a historical moment took place on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling on Oct. 1, 2020.Marked by a special ceremony, the Air Force officially took responsibility of JBAB, which was led by the...

Keeping your workplace safe from fire
By Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright | Sept. 2, 2020
To prevent your workplace from catching fire, whether that is your desk or on a ship, here are a few safety tips from The Naval District of Washington Emergency Services to prevent a potential fire from starting, and how to...

Col. Mike “Goose” Zuhlsdorf, left, 11th Wing and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Christy Peterson, right, 11th Wing command chief, present a letter of appreciation to Staff Sgt. Portia L. Short, United States Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., July 22, 2020. Short was selected as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year out of 36 Airmen of the year from different major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies, and headquarters Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright)
JBAB, 11th Operations Group NCO named Air Force Outstanding Airman of the Year
By Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook | Aug. 25, 2020
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Portia Short, 11th Operations Group United States Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, was selected for one of the Air Force’s biggest honors. She earned recognition as one of the 12...

Meet Deuce: A leader born and raised to serve
By Tech. Sgt. Corey Hook | Aug. 25, 2020
One of the more common questions service members are asked is, “Why do you serve?” Some answer because of patriotism and for the love of the United States of America. Some answer because of opportunity, college or travel. For...

Goose View infographic. (By Master Sgt. Stephen J. Caruso)
Goose View: sharing our leader perspectives
By Master Sgt. Stephen J. Caruso | Aug. 21, 2020
In order to better communicate with the JBAB Family, Col. Mike “Goose” Zuhlsdorf and will host a regular segment called Goose View, providing a leadership perspective on key issues at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Goose View...

Chief Master Sgt. Christy L. Peterson, the command chief master sergeant for the 11th Wing, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., poses for an official portrait. Chief Peterson enlisted in 1996 and has been stationed at locations in Montana, California, Maryland, Louisiana, Ohio, and England, and has deployed to Qatar and Italy.
Meet Goose Chief: A hard-working, family-centered, faith-filled, resilient leader
By Master Sgt. Stephen J. Caruso | Aug. 6, 2020
For Chief Master Sgt. Christy L. Peterson, the command chief master sergeant for the 11th Wing, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., the journey to serving in the top enlisted rank started even before she joined the...

U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Zuhlsdorf, 11th Wing and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling commander, thanks members in attendance while they applaud during the 11th Wing activation and assumption-of-command ceremony on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., June 12, 2020. Zuhlsdorf will be dual-hatted as the 11th Wing commander under an Air Force chain of command and the JBAB installation commander under a Navy chain of command. The 11th Wing -- The Chief’s Own was activated on the base in preparation for assuming host-wing responsibilities. The base will officially transfer from Navy to Air Force responsibility in October 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Kali L. Gradishar)
Meet Goose: Colonel Mike Zuhlsdorf shares personal past, priorities, vision for JBAB
By Master Sgt. Stephen J. Caruso | July 22, 2020
For Col. Mike “Goose” Zuhlsdorf, commander of the 11th Wing, assuming command of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, a strategically located base in the Nation’s capital, provides an incredible opportunity to use his experience as...

Senior enlisted leaders of their respective squadrons unfurl their unit flags during an assumption-of-command ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., June 26, 2020. The 11th Wing hosted the ceremony to officially activate the 11th Comptroller Squadron, 11th Contracting Squadron, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron and 11th Security Forces Squadron. The 11th Wing and subordinate units are standing up in preparation for the wing to take lead service responsibility of JBAB from the U.S. Navy by October 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Kali L. Gradishar)
11th Wing hosts 4 assumptions of command: CPTS, CONS, CES, SFS
By 1st Lt. Kali L. Gradishar | June 30, 2020
The 11th Wing commander hosted a ceremony encompassing four assumptions of command at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., June 26, 2020. The 11th Wing hosted the ceremony to officially activate the 11th Comptroller...

JBAB reduces health protection condition to BRAVO, plans to reopen some services
By | June 29, 2020
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is decreasing the Health Protection Condition for the installation from CHARLIE to BRAVO effective June 29. To lower the risk to the JBAB Team, many facilities on the installation have been closed...

Sign at the entrance to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., June 12, 2020. The 1,018-acre military installation is situated between the Potomac and Anacostia rivers in southeast Washington D.C. JBAB’s primary mission is to support 17,000 military and civilian members it serves in the National Capital Region.
Air Force, Navy sign memo establishing Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling service-lead transfer
By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs | June 25, 2020
A Memorandum of Agreement was signed June 24 transferring the lead responsibility of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., from the Navy to the Air Force...

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eugene Harrison, 316th Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge, verifies the identification of a pedestrian entering the base at the main gate on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., June 12, 2020. Members of the 316th SFS at Joint Base Andrews are integrating with Navy civilian police at JBAB as the newly activated 11th Wing prepares to assume host-unit responsibilities in October 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen J. Caruso)
Air Force Elite Gate Guard, Navy civilian police join forces at JBAB
By Master Sgt. Stephen J. Caruso | June 15, 2020
Navy civilian police and the U.S. Air Force Elite Gate Guard began joint gate operations June 12 providing physical security for the installation. The integration of the Elite Gate Guard into Navy installation access...

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Christy Peterson, 11th Wing command chief, unfurls the 11th Wing flag while U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Ricky Rupp, Air Force District of Washington commander, and U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Zuhlsdorf, 11th Wing and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling commander, stand at attention during the wing activation and assumption-of-command ceremony on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., June 12, 2020. The 11th Wing -- The Chief’s Own was activated on the base in preparation for assuming host-wing responsibilities. The base will officially transfer from Navy to Air Force responsibility in October 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Kali Gradishar)
11th Wing activates on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling; preparation continues to transfer base to Air Force responsibility
By 1st Lt. Kali L. Gradishar | June 12, 2020
The 11th Wing – The Chief’s Own returned to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in an activation and assumption-of-command ceremony June 12 at the Bolling Club on base. Air Force Col. Mike Zuhlsdorf, also the JBAB installation...